Yacht Broadwater was built in 1994 at a length of 52m. During her refit in 2019, executed by Huisfit, it was extended by 4m. Another striking change to the yachts contour is seen on top: the addition of a full composite canopy and radarmast! 

Customer: Rondal, Royal Huisman

Photos: Tom van Oossanen

Canopy and mast for yacht Broadwater

Rondal came to Solico for the structural engineering of this high-end construction. Stringent demands on the stiffness lead to most of the canopy and mast being made out of carbon fiber. In other locations, glass fiber laminates were specified to limit the blockage of signals to the various radars.

Besides doing structural verification, Solico was heavily involved in the construction and production details. A full drawings package was delivered including equipment integration details and even certified harness points!

The project was successfully delivered on-time and despite the challenging time-frame our engineers enjoyed every minute!

Why are composites used here?

Lightweight
Applying composites leads to significant weight savings compared to a metal structure. This improves the yachts stability and overall performance.

Radar Transparancy
Applying glass fibre in specific areas means the interference of radar and other signals was limited.

High stiffness
Carbon fibres unrivalled specific stiffness made it possible to meet the high demands on the stiffness of the structure, coupled with a low weight.

ALL BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE 

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